Publishers Wanted to Change Life is Strange's Protagonists Into Men

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By Michael Rougeau

Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix's Life Is Strange looks really interesting, but it was almost a very different game, according to a developer diary video posted this week.

Apparently Dontnod shopped the game around to a number of different publishers before going with Square Enix, and it turns out most of them wanted to change its protagonists into men. That would have been a real shame, but luckily it didn't happen.

"Square is basically the only publisher that didn't want to change a single thing about the game," Dontnod co-founder Jean-Maxime "J-Max" Moris says in the video. "We had other publishers telling us 'Make it a male lead character,' and Square didn't even question that once."

Life Is Strange casts you as a high school senior who rewinds time to solve a friend's disappearance. The first episode is scheduled to be released on Jan. 30.

Via NeoGAF